About DBST

DBST, LLC / Dirt First Washington is an off-road motorcycle training program based in Snohomish County, Washington.

DBST, LLC / Dirt First Washington is proud to partner with the Gary Strode's Learn to Ride Curriculum.

Gary Strode’s Learn to Ride Curriculum was originally developed by Robert Strode (Gary’s Father) in 1972 and was approved to be taught at Redmond High School by the Lake Washington School District. This motorcycle riding curriculum was developed to teach students to ride motorcycles on and off road on all types of terrain. Robert Strode combined every different discipline of riding on and off road in his curriculum Trials, Motocross, Flat Track, Hill Climbing, Off Road Dual Sporting and Advantage Riding . The goal was to teach his students to become all around good motorcycle riders. When Robert became the Vice Principal at Rose Hill Jr High he brought his approved motorcycle riding curriculum with him and started a Motorcycle club at the Jr High. This club was recognized and highly publicized in news papers and on the TV show How Come in 1976. One of the members of his motorcycle club was his son Gary Strode. Gary Strode gained National recognition in Motocross, Supercross and Flat Track in 1994 and 1995 Gary earned AMA National Number 46 in Flat Track, made 2 AMA National main events in motocross, qualified in 5 Supercross rounds and earned Expert level in Trials. Later Gary opened MXGP in Monroe and trained riders using the same curriculum that was developed by his Dad. Gary Added things that he learned racing on the Professional circuit to the curriculum for the more advanced riders. Gary taught these techniques to some of the best riders in the world. Ryan Villopoto multi AMA National Motocross Champion and Supercross champion trained and learned from Gary along with numerous other National level riders. The Gary Strode Learn To Ride Curriculum is the longest running most comprehensive learning curriculum from beginner to Professional in the US. We are proud to certify Jason Sherman and the Dirt First Washington team to teach all levels of our great curriculum.

For certification Jason Sherman and the Dirt First Washington team has gone through intensive training over a one year period. Jason has been certified in all training courses from Beginner level 1 and Beginner level 2, Motocross Level 1, Motocross Level 2, Motocross Level Pro, Trials Level 1, Trials Level 2, Adventure Level 1, Adventure Level 2 and Flat Track learn to Slide. With Jason’s Advanced Certification he has the ability to certify instructors in the Beginner Level 1, Beginner level  1 and Beginner level 2, Motocross Level 1, Motocross Level 2, Trials Level 1, Trials Level 2, Adventure Level 1, Adventure Level 2. For Motocross Level Pro  and Flat Track Learn to Slide all instructors will have to go through Gary Strode’s Re-certification.   


All DBST / DFW instructors are trained and certified by Dirt First WA staff. Training classes are sized to encourage quality interaction between instructors and riders.

The DBST / DFW training facility is conveniently located 45 minutes north of Seattle.  We have onsite storage for your motorcycle and gear if you plan on spend more than one day of training with us.  We also offers a variety of terrain including a large level dirt area to work on riding skills. Additional areas feature sand, rocks, hills, single track, trees, and logs.

Our training program uses light-weight recreational dirt bikes that are user-friendly and appropriately sized to teach almost anyone how to ride motorcycles correctly and safely. We offer a variety of training geared towards men, women, and youth of all ages from beginner to advanced riders. Students are encouraged to bring their own bikes if available.

DBST/ DFW Motorcycle Rider Training

Learning to ride in the Dirt First Wa program holds incredible benefits for the riding public. Not only is it widely acknowledged by experts as the best way to learn for beginners, it is also recognized as the best way for anyone looking to improve their current riding skills regardless of what or where they ride now. This is the perfect skill builder for Dual-Sports, Adventure bike or Street bike riders.

  • Our training curriculum
  • Our friendly, professional instructors
  • Our private, ideally-suited training site
  • Our training motorcycles
  • Our fun and positive learning environment
  • Our accessibility

DBST / DFW offers motorcycle rider training courses throughout the year for anyone who wants to learn how to ride or how to take their riding to the next level; men and women, boys and girls, of all skill levels from beginners to advanced riders seeking a motorcycle coach, motocross or trials training. 

Street bike, dual sport and adventure riders will also benefit from the training as they can swap their bigger, heavier bike for one of our smaller, user-friendly dirt bikes.  This allows a person to learn to ride in the dirt or improve existing riding skills without the pressure of a big bike. The skills learned will transfer to street or adventure bikes, enhancing the rider’s overall abilities.

What can DBST / DFW do for you?

Our DBST / DFW training program will focus on positive energy from beginning to end; everyone feels welcome, validated and engaged in the training. We will have fun, focus on the customer, teach to every skill level and will further develop skills for safe, effective and efficient riding.

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